Ok, first the bad news. Robert confirms that the album will be a single, not a double. Now the good news. He also confirmed that he is working with Tim Pope on a 30th Anniversary dvd, and he seems to indicate that there will be a Prayer Tour show video released, though he says it's from Texas Stadium, which they didn't play in 89. That was the Wish tour in 92. Fingers & toes crossed that it's a Prayer Tour show. Now, on to the interview:
"I had the incredible opportunity Saturday night to meet and interview Robert Smith of the Cure, thanks to 104.5 FM in Philadelphia! The station had a contest where fans submit 10 questions to ask Robert and my submission was chosen!
Despite the fact that I was awfully nervous at the start, it was a fantastic interview. We talked about the new stripped down lineup, the future for The Cure, youtube, Robert's sly way of releasing a double album, the possiblity of solo material, the forthcoming remasters, and more. And we laughed a whole lot more than you'd probably expect.
Video of the entire interview is on the radio station website here:
After the interview was over, I was sure to slip him a couple CDs of my band The Silence Kit and as I handed them to him I said, "I'm sure you're too busy to get a chance to listen but-" and he stopped me and said, "No. It's a long bus ride!" and he asked me a bit about what I do in the band, etc. It was a singular, amazing experience to finally be able to give him my music and say, "Without you, I never would have made this."
(Thanks Pat. Fantastic job!)